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Jefferson Smith (Character)
from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington -- James Stewart takes on the powers-that-be in our nation's capitol in Frank Capra's timeless classic. Nominated for eleven 1939 Oscars(r), including best picture.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington -- A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

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Jefferson Smith was born on or before 1899, the son... See more »

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  1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Played by James Stewart
    ... aka "Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" - USA (complete title)
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  1. America at the Movies (1976) Played by James Stewart

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From Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
[after all the other Senators walk out]
Jefferson Smith: Oh, Mr. President, we seem to be alone. I, I'm not complaining for a social reason; it's just, I think it'd be a pity if these gentlemen missed any of this, and...
[Clarissa starts waving from the visitors gallery, and making hand signals]
Jefferson Smith: And, uh...
[he grabs the rule book]
Jefferson Smith: I, I call the chair's attention to... to, uh... Rule 5 of the Standing Rules of the Senate, Section... Section 3. "If it shall be found that a quorum is not present, a majority of the Senators present" - and that looks like me - uh, uh, "may direct the Sergeant-at-Arms to request, and if necessary compel, the attendance of the absent Senators." Well, Mr. President, I so direct.
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